MATCH REPORT: HAYES & YEADING 0-1 DUNSTABLE TOWN

IT’S CATHLINE AT THE REBOUND Dunstable Town were last at this ground, in its old form, in April 2004 where they lost to Yeading 1-3 in a Ryman League match. Today was nominally the fourth meeting of the clubs, the first being a meeting (in 1978) in the FA Trophy with Hayes, who won 2-1. In August 2003, with an attendance of 171, Dunstable lost their home league match to eventual champions of the Ryman league, North Division. Dunstable finished fourth. So, the visitors had not won in these three meetings, and today ended that sequence, with a solitary first half strike by Alex Cathline, who followed up on a fierce shot from David Keenleyside, which the goalkeeper parried into the path of th

MATCH REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 0-0 CHESHAM UNITED

HONOURABLE DRAW MARKS MEMORIAL GAME FOR ETHAN All rivalry was put aside before the match as the planned tribute to Dunstable Town youth player Ethan Houghton was respectfully observed. The clubs youth teams stood with admirable politeness and patience as referee Stuart Cheek led the first team out, with Chesham United, and following a short announcement, there was a minute’s applause to honour Ethan and those of his family who died with him in the tragic road accident last week. The weather, as predicted was blustery wind and occasional showers and some sunshine. The rogue wind played its part in spoiling precise play, and provided no advantage for either side. The lack of a goal might sugge

MATCH REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 1-0 BANBURY UNITED

DUNSTABLE DEFEAT LEAGUE LEADERS Yes, I know we have only played four games but Banbury United came here with three wins from three games and, I was informed, they had not conceded a goal for thirteen games before tonight. There was only one goal but it was one of admirable quality and it did make for a rather testing second half. But once more, first things first. To honour the memory of Dunstable Town youth team player Ethan Houghton, who died in a road traffic accident, a minute’s silence was observed and this will be followed on Saturday’s game with a further ceremony, with, we hope. all the youth teams present to remember Ethan and the others who lost their lives in such tragic circumsta

MATCH REPORT: MERTHYR TOWN 4-3 DUNSTABLE TOWN

DUNSTABLE LOSE THRILLER IN STOPPAGE TIME In a heartbreaking period of stoppage time, Dunstable saw their 3-2 lead cancelled when Merthyr rallied to score two devastating goals, which dramatically robbed their visitors of what would have been a heroic victory, or by way of compensation a fighting draw. But first things first – the match was preceded by a respectful minutes’ silence to honour the memory of a long standing Merthyr supporter and also for Ethan Houghton, a Dunstable Town youth player who tragically died along with other members of his family in a road traffic incident. We wish to thank those home supporters for their kind words of condolence. Pennydarren Park is now looking a goo

TH PIPEMAN'S REPORT: KINGS LANGLEY 0-1 DUNSTABLE TOWN

HUTCHINSON’S PENALTY IS JUST ENOUGH A first half penalty converted by Jack Hutchinson after twenty-two minutes was the only goal in this edgy match, where Dunstable had to defend in depth in a second half onslaught from a positive Kings Langley side who richly deserved a point in their first home game in the Premier Division. The Hertfordshire club have enjoyed three successive promotions, and like their opponents came up from the Spartan League. They were not exactly an unknown quantity since their squad tonight contained no fewer than four former Dunstable Town players, namely Dean Hitchcock, Kyle Anthony, Stuart Deaton and Ryan Plowright. Dunstable included a new signing in their squad

MATCH REPORT: KINGS LANGLEY 0-1 DUNSTABLE TOWN

A converted penalty from Dunstable’s Jack Hutchinson away at Kings Langley was enough to earn Tony Fontenelle’s men their second win in as many games. Alex Cathline was brought down by Langley’s keeper Xavi Comas in the penalty area midway through the first half, with Hutchinson scoring from the spot to give his side the victory. It didn’t all go Dunstable’s way though, as a strong second half performance from the home side should have really seen them take at least a point from the game on the balance of play. A somewhat scrappy first half saw both sides struggle to assert their authority in the opening stages. A snapshot effort from Langley’s Foralin after two minutes flew just wide of Jam

MATCH PREVIEW: KINGS LANGLEY v DUNSTABLE TOWN

After an enthralling 2-1 victory on the opening day, Dunstable Town manager Tony Fontenelle believes his side can go the distance this term with a large squad. A goal each from Alex Cathline and Danny Talbot was enough to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Cambridge City on Saturday, and Fontenelle hopes that Cathline’s form can continue. Fontenelle said: “He has started off well, it’s good competition, because I think we have got an equally good striker in Connor Calcutt waiting in the wings. “I have to give credit to Connor, because he understands Alex has had a good preseason and he is ready to take his chance.” The game against Cambridge also saw forward Gary Wharton and keeper Jack Smith pi

MATCH REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 2-1 CAMBRIDGE CITY

DUNSTABLE COME FROM BEHIND FOR OPENING WIN What a pleasure it was to see such a fine game of attacking football punctuated by three goals of illustrious quality, as well as notable saves and the cross bar struck by both teams, in what was an honest sporting contest on the sunny opening day of the season. There was the eager anticipation as to what would be the Dunstable starting eleven, given that we knew that Zack Reynolds was injured and David Keenleyside serving the first of his two game suspension for his ‘taking one for the team’ at Poole Town for a great save that would have been applauded more had he been the goal keeper. So today we had the full back debutants Joseph Debayo and Jai D

MATCH PREVIEW: DUNSTABLE TOWN V CAMBRIDGE CITY

Assistant manager Danny Talbot said he was impressed with the performance of Dunstable in their final pre-season friendly and hopes it can carry into the start of the season. The Blues defeated National League South side, Oxford City, 2-1 at Creasey Park, thanks to two goals from Alex Cathline. Talbot took to the pitch in the second half and he seemed chuffed with the performance of his players. He said: “I was really impressed, we played against a good Conference South side who did well last season. “We lost ourselves a bit in the second half, but it was even more impressive how we pulled ourselves together and saw the game out.” Like most clubs, Dunstable have seen a lot of players depart,

SUPPORTER'S CLUB NOTES AHEAD OF CAMBRIDGE CITY

Well it’s been a long time coming but at long last the 2016 – 17 season is finally upon us and following a hectic pre-season friendly regime we are sure that Yella and Talbs have got the squad that they want for the season and we feel that this season is all about rebuilding. Having managed to represent the supporters club at as many of the pre-season friendlies as we could we have seen the squad whittled down to what looks an exciting young squad with a lots of new faces and a few “old” faces. As you are no doubt aware some old friends and favourites have moved on to pastures new but there is a number of last years squad who have re-signed and that is great for the club as these experienced

DUNSTABLE TOWN FC IN THE COMMUNITY PROJECT

As part of our ongoing efforts to work more closely with the community, particularly schools, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Community and Education School Initiative. The aim of the initiative is for the club to work with schools to provide support for football and education related projects. This will take the form of providing football training sessions run by the Manager Tony Fontenelle and by members of the first team squad; supporting curriculum-based numeracy and literacy sessions that have a local history and football theme to them; giving young students free entry to home matches; inviting them to be mascots for home games; and taking part in the pre-match training act

PIPEMAN'S REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 2-1 OXFORD CITY

CATHLINE AT THE DOUBLE AGAINST OXFORD CITY The steady improvement continues. Tonight, facing, reportedly, an Oxford City squad containing seventy-five per cent of their first team (who play in the Conference, South), Dunstable had a particularly comfortable first half, but with the multi-substitutions for both teams, the visitors had a much stronger second half and looked very much like at least snatching a draw. I managed to secure a team sheet of the starting eleven and some of the substitutes used but some information is missing – including details of the opposition, so apologies for anonymous references. One name from Oxford city you will all know is that of Scott Davies, our former pl

MATCH REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 2-1 OXFORD CITY

Alex Cathline’s brace gave Dunstable a deserved victory over National League South side, Oxford City. The Blues had the nerviest of starts, with David Longe-King mis-controlling the back pass from the kick-off, but the home side grew into the game quickly and looked strong going forward, with both flanks well worked by Jack Hutchinson and Gary Wharton. Oxford City looked a little startled by the strength of Dunstable’s start and struggled to link up in the final third, with their first shot of the day a speculative effort from 35 yards, which keeper Jack Smith was able to pick up comfortably. With the game beginning to settle into a rhythm, Oxford had the first real chance of the match, as J

MATCH REPORT: DUNSTABLE TOWN 1-0 EGHAM TOWN

CATHLINE’S LONE STRIKE IS ENOUGH This match had a scheduled kick-off for one pm which may account for large scale absenteeism from regular supporters, but in truth the game was a sandwich short of a picnic. The Sarnies, from the Central Division travelled from Surrey amidst reported heavy traffic and contested well, but only produced limited chances in front of goal and their defence was stout enough to keep the score to a single goal, which was scored two minutes into the second half by Alex Cathline. There were more new faces in the Dunstable side and one ‘new old face’ in the shape of Connor Calcutt who was a regular striker last season. This was the penultimate preparatory game and we

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